Nr. 539: Chorographica Tabula Lacus Lemanni

Splendid Hondius-map of Lake Geneva

"Chorographica Tabula Lacus Lemanni Locorumque circumiacentium Autore Iac. G. Genevensi.”. Map of the lake with South at top, in lower border portraits of Ioannes Calvinus, Guillelmus Farellus, Petrus Viretus, Theodorus Beza and Simon Goular­tius. Copper engraving in original colour after Jacob Goulart by Jodocus Hondius, Amsterdam 1609. 36,7 x 53,6 cm.

Cf. Koeman-van der Krogt map 4985:1A. Early variant of Hondius’ map of Lake Geneva with the 5 portraits. Only published in the first three editions of J. Hondius’ atlas. Our copy from the only edition with French text on the back. – Full impression of the plate. Slight browning throughout. Splendid full original colour! At top and bottom wide margins. Side margins narrow. Faint staining in margins only. An extremely attractive copy of a rare map!

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